Category: Tobacco

Imperial Tobacco Group PLC

Remuneration Report Approved With Low Count ~ (IMBBY)

Imperial Brands PLC (IMB.LN) (IMBBY)said Thursday that a resolution to approve the board of directors’ remuneration report, proposed at the annual general meeting, was passed by shareholders but with a relatively low count.

The tobacco company–which houses cigarette Winston, rolling tobacco Golden Virginia and rolling paper Rizla among its brands–said 87% of the total votes cast approved the remuneration report. All other resolutions put forward at the meeting were approved by over 95% of total votes cast. Shares at 1032 GMT were down 6.0 pence, or 0.3%, at 1815.60 pence.

Imperial Brands PLC, formerly Imperial Tobacco Group PLC, is a fast-moving consumer goods company. The Company offers a range of cigarettes, fine cut and smokeless tobaccos, papers and cigars.

Imperial Brands PLC, formerly Imperial Tobacco Group PLC, is a fast-moving consumer goods company. The Company offers a range of cigarettes, fine cut and smokeless tobaccos, papers and cigars. The Company’s segments include Growth Markets, USA, Returns Markets North, Returns Markets South and Logistics. The Growth Markets segment includes Iraq, Norway, Russia, Saudi Arabia and Taiwan, and also includes Premium Cigar and Fontem Ventures.

The Returns Markets North segment includes Australia, Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland and the United Kingdom. The Returns Markets South segment includes France, Spain and its African markets, including Algeria, Ivory Coast and Morocco. Its businesses include Tobacco and Logistics. The Tobacco business comprises the manufacture, marketing and sale of tobacco and tobacco-related products. The Logistics business comprises the distribution of tobacco products for tobacco product manufacturers.

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BTI ~ British American Tobacco

American British multinational cigarette and tobacco manufacturing company headquartered in London, United Kingdom. It is the second-biggest cigarette maker in the world as of 2012.

International Brands include DunhillKent, North State Lucky StrikePall MallVogueRothmans InternationalWinfieldState Express 555KOOL, and Viceroy. British American Tobacco does not necessarily own the rights to all of these brands in every nation they are marketed.

British American Tobacco Headquarters in London

British American Tobacco PLC

British American Tobacco p.l.c. is a tobacco and next generation products company. The Company’s tobacco product range includes cigarettes, fine cut (roll-your-own and make-your-own tobacco) and Swedish-style snus. Its segments include Asia-Pacific, Americas, Western Europe, and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa (EEMEA). The Asia-Pacific segment includes its operations in various countries, including Australia, Pakistan, Malaysia, Vietnam, Japan, South Korea, Indonesia, New Zealand and Bangladesh.

The Americas segment includes its operations in various countries, including Brazil, Mexico, Canada, Colombia, Argentina, Chile and Venezuela. The Western Europe segment includes its operations in various countries, including Germany, Denmark, Switzerland, Belgium, France, the United Kingdom, Romania, Spain, Italy, Poland and Croatia/Balkans. The EEMEA segment includes its operations in various countries, including Russia, Ukraine, South Africa, Turkey, Egypt, Nigeria and Algeria.

Altria Group Inc

Altria Group, Inc. is a holding company. The Company’s segments include smokeable products, smokeless products and wine. The Company’s subsidiaries include Philip Morris USA Inc. (PM USA), which is engaged in the manufacture and sale of cigarettes in the United States; John Middleton Co. (Middleton), which is engaged in the manufacture and sale of machine-made cigars and pipe tobacco, and UST LLC (UST), which, through its subsidiaries, including U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company LLC (USSTC) and Ste. Michelle Wine Estates Ltd. (Ste. Michelle), is engaged in the manufacture and sale of smokeless tobacco products and wine.

Its other operating companies include Nu Mark LLC (Nu Mark), a subsidiary that is engaged in the manufacture and sale of tobacco products, and Philip Morris Capital Corporation (PMCC), a subsidiary that maintains a portfolio of finance assets. Other subsidiaries include Altria Group Distribution Company and Altria Client Services LLC.

9 Biggest Tobacco Stocks

Tobacco has been a big business in the United States for more than a century. Whether you’re interested in cigars, pipe tobacco, chewing tobacco, or traditional cigarettes, tobacco stocks have been wildly profitable as well as highly controversial.

There are only a handful of tobacco stocks that trade on major U.S. exchanges, most of which have direct ties to the domestic market for cigarettes and other tobacco products. That’s not to say that foreign competitors outside the U.S. market don’t have influence over the global industry, but because of the difficulty that many investors have in investing directly in stocks whose shares aren’t found on the New York Stock Exchange or the Nasdaq Stock Market, the following nine tobacco stocks are more accessible for the average U.S. investor.

Philip Morris International (NYSE: PM)$125.4 billion192%
Altria Group (NYSE: MO)$92 billion395%
British American Tobacco (NYSE: BTI)$85.3 billion112%
Universal Corp. (NYSE: UVV)$1.57 billion176%
Vector Group (NYSE: VGR)$1.36 billion171%
Turning Point Brands (NYSE: TPB)$1.02 billion417%*
Standard Diversified (NYSEMKT: SDI)$305 million11%*
22nd Century Group (NYSEMKT: XXII)$251 million51%*
Pyxus International (NYSE: PYX)$130 million(60%)

British American Tobacco (BTI)

Largest publicly traded tobacco company in the world

British American Tobacco (BAT) is a British multinational cigarette and tobacco manufacturing company headquartered in London, United Kingdom. It is the largest publicly traded tobacco company in the world. BAT has a market-leading position in over 50 countries and operations in around 180 countries.

International Brands include DunhillKent, North State Lucky StrikePall MallVogueRothmans InternationalWinfieldState Express 555KOOL, and Viceroy.

Altria And British American: 2 High-Yield Blue Chips For A Rich Retirement

There is perhaps no more hated industry in market history than tobacco. But since 1926, no industry has delivered better total returns, and on a risk-adjusted basis, tobacco is #2.

Over the past 33 years, Altria and British American have delivered 18% and 14% CAGR total returns, respectively, “smoking” the S&P 500 while offering generous, recession-resistant and exponentially growing dividends.

Both companies have wide moat businesses, with proven track records of adapting to an endless stream of “existential” crises, which is why I recently bought both for my retirement portfolio.

From today’s valuations, 20% historically undervalued for MO and 25% for BTI, these defensive, high-yield blue chips can realistically deliver 12% to 20% CAGR and 19% to 25% CAGR total returns over the next five years, respectively.